More and more people are seeking alternative medicine for themselves, like acupuncture, so why not for your pet. Acupuncture is a natural, non-invasive therapy for a wide range of conditions afflicting pets and there are no side effects. When using holistic type treatments, it is the goal to promote the body to heal itself. Acupuncture helps the body activate its own ability to heal. Veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones. You......
In normal animals, tears are constantly produced and drain out through small ducts in the eyelids. The ducts empty into the nose. In animals with blocked ducts, the tears overflow the lids and run down the face. Tear staining is usually caused excessive tear production. The tearstains themselves are reddish-brown streaks under a dog’s or cat’s eyes. The condition is much more prevalent in certain breeds (for example, the Maltese, the Lhasa Apso, and the Shih Tzu), and is much more obvious in animals with light-colored coats. While tear staining is typically......
Most people know to keep chocolate away from pets-especially dark chocolate, but keep in mind that there are other types of sweets that also pose health risks to your pets, so a good rule of thumb is to keep ALL Halloween candy out of the reach of pets. Some treats contain xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar substitute that is showing up in all kinds of products, including sugar-free candy, gum, mints, and baked goods. A small amount of Xylitol can cause a rapid and dangerous blood sugar drop in dogs, as well as......
Here at Beastie Boutique, we are firm believers that a dog/cat should have a fresh-food diet, Ideally as close to their ancestral diet as possible. In talking with our customers about their pets, we need to take into consideration what is going on with the pet and how much the customer wants to make changes to their diets and to what degree. So one of the easiest things we can talk to a customer about when it comes to fresh food is one that incorporates adding “people food.” First let’s throw away......
Pet insurance can be confusing and most people aren’t sure if it’s worth getting. Even though most people can financially handle a routine vet visit now and again, if a serious medical emergency occurs, the cost can skyrocket and it can cost thousands to take care of your much loved baby. A recent survey by the Associated Press found that a significant number of pet owners (41 percent) are extremely or somewhat worried they could not afford the medical bills for a sick cat or dog. Here Are Some Benefits To Having Pet......